Notts County Council has warned that a large number of services are expected to be closed this Thursday (10 July) due to a national day of strike action by all of the major public sector trade unions, including one of the main unions representing teachers.
Local leaders of the country’s biggest teaching union, the National Union of Teachers, said they expected the majority of schools to have no option but to close during Thursday’s national strike over pay and working conditions.
Caretakers and kitchen staff will stand alongside health workers, street cleaners and civil servants during the huge one-day stoppage by members of Unison, Unite the Union, the GMB, PCS and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
Twenty seven schools across Notts are expected to be closed due to the scheduled strike, including Sir Edmund Hillary Primary, St. Augustines Primary in Worksop and Ordsall Primary in Retford.
The rest of the schools that are expected to be affected by the strike include:
- Bagthorpe Primary, Underwood
- Bracken Hill Special, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
- Brinsley Primary, Brinsley
- Burton Joyce Primary, Gedling - partially open for; Year 1, Year 2, one Year 3 class and Year 6
- Carlton Central Infants & Nursery, Gedling
- Carlton Digby Special, Gedling
- Derrymount Special, Gedling
- Fountaindale Special, Mansfield
- Heathlands Primary, Mansfield
- Hollywell Primary, Kimberley - partial open for; Year 1/2 - 23 children. Year 4 - 26 children.
- Joseph Whitaker School, Newark - partially open - lessons and private study for Year 8 and 12 students.
- King Edward Primary, Mansfield
- Leen Mills Primary, Hucknall
- Manor Park Infants, Gedling - partially open for; Owls F2, Giraffes F1 and Penguins F1
- Minster CE School, Newark
- Morven Park Primary, Kirkby
- Orchard Special School, Newark
- Ordsall Primary, Retford
- Peafield Lane Academy, Mansfield
- Python Hill Primary, Newark
- Ramsden Primary, Carlton-in-Lindrick
- Redgate Special, Mansfield
- Redhill Academy, Gedling - partially open for; Year 10 and Year 12
- Seely Church CE Primary, Gedling
- Sir Edmund Hillary Primary, Worksop
- St. Augustines Primary, Worksop
- Sutton Community Academy, Sutton-in-Ashfield
As well as schools, there will also be closures to libraries in Arnold, Eastwood, Lowdam and Misterton, but it is anticipated that the Council’s three country parks will be open.
The Council will be responding on the day as needs arise and are working on contingency plans to help vulnerable service users to ensure they get the services they need.
There may be more services affected that the authority will not be aware of until the day itself.
Up-to-date information on school closures are available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/schoolclosures and Council services affected by the industrial action are available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/disruption
Residents without internet access can find out the latest information from the Council on 0300 500 80 80.
Parents should contact their children’s school for more detailed information on a possible closure.